Pritchard E, Gidman J.; British Journal of Community Nursing, March 2012

Br J Community Nurs. 2012 Mar;17(3):119-2, 124.

Effective mentoring in the community setting
by Pritchard E, Gidman J.

Source: East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Abstract

As nurses, we are expected to demonstrate the linking of theory to practice, undertake continuous assessment and to facilitate reflective practice. Literature suggests that the majority of mentors feel unprepared for the role and lack confidence in their ability to support students (Duffy, 2004). The main challenges facing mentors are understanding the needs of each individual and adapting and developing strategies in order to support them effectively. Whilst there is a major cognitive / intellectual component to mentorship both student and mentor often experience difficulties with these aspects of their roles (Moseley and Davies, 2008).  By recognizing the need to gain insight into the students individual needs mentors will be able to identify any concerns and develop action plans in order to alleviate them.

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Pope, H: Community Dental Health; March 2012

Community Dent Health. 2012 Mar;29(1):5-7.

This article ‘A description of a specialist led primary care based oral surgery service’, was written by Heather Pope.

Heather is Clinical Director for Dental Services, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Eagle Bridge Health and Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody Way, Crewe, Cheshire,
CW1 3AW, UK.

AIM:

To describe the establishment of a referral only oral surgery service in a primary care setting together with the challenges, benefits and successes of the service.

PROBLEM:

In 1994 waiting times for hospital for oral surgery and maxillofacial procedures were unacceptably long. A proposal to establish a primary care oral surgery service aimed to complement the hospital-based service, reduce treatment delays.

OUTCOME:

Referrals commenced immediately in response to a managed launch with local dentists recognising the service as a source of expedient and convenient treatment for their patients. The service now treats up to 1300 patients per year.

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Gower, A, Nursing Standard Jan 2012

This article entitled ‘Healthy Ageing’ was recently published in the Nursing Standard, January 2012, vol./is. 26/18(59-60), 0029-6570;0029-6570 (2012 Jan 4-10)

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source: MEDLINE

Available in fulltext at EBSCOhost (NHS Evidence)
Available in fulltext at ProQuest

Available in print at Staff Library Service Macclesfield District General Hospital; Note: Imperfect

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